History Franchise / MonsterHigh

30th Apr '16 7:24:44 PM whateveryousay21
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The line was initially pitched as featuring the children of famous movie monsters. It did not take long for the concept to move away from that- Frankie being the only one that did keep to this idea. Clawdeen is merely ''A'' werewolf and there are many of them. Ghoulia is a generic zombie with no real famous lineage stated. Lagoona is the offspring of a sea creature and a sea nymph, and Draculaura's father is actually an ancient Roman soldier who merely happens to be named Dracula(which would, at the very least, justify her being 1600 years old). [[spoiler:As we find out in the diaries, Roman Dracula is actually her adoptive father who may have served in the army of Julius Caesar, and the more well-known Dracula was, in fact, the historical tyrant Vlad Tepes. The two apparently had a major conflict, the former not being too happy that a murderous tyrant was using his name).]] The change in direction may have been Mattel simply being unwilling to engage in any potential legal hassles with Universal Studios, even if the novels those franchises are based on have entered public domain.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The line was initially pitched as featuring the children of famous movie monsters. It did not take long for the concept to move away from that- Frankie being the only one that did keep to this idea. Clawdeen is merely ''A'' werewolf and there are many of them. Ghoulia is a generic zombie with no real famous lineage stated. Lagoona is the offspring of a sea creature and a sea nymph, and Draculaura's father is actually an ancient Roman soldier who merely happens to be named Dracula(which would, at the very least, justify her being 1600 years old). [[spoiler:As we find out in the diaries, Roman Dracula is actually her adoptive father who may have served in the army of Julius Caesar, and the more well-known Dracula was, in fact, the historical tyrant Vlad Tepes. The two apparently had a major conflict, the former not being too happy that a murderous tyrant was using his name).]] The change in direction may have been Mattel simply being unwilling to engage in any potential legal hassles with Universal Studios, even if the novels those franchises are based on have entered public domain.]]



* TimeAbyss: Draculaura's father. Draculaura says he is far, ''far'' older than he appears, and that he was already an ancient vampire "when [[TheRomanRepublic togas were first becoming fashionable]]."

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* TimeAbyss: Draculaura's father. Draculaura says he is far, ''far'' older than he appears, and that he was already an ancient vampire "when [[TheRomanRepublic togas were first becoming fashionable]]."" A more recent diary confirms, according to translations of journals she wrote centuries ago, says that he served in the army of Julius Caesar.
30th Apr '16 7:18:58 PM whateveryousay21
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The line was initially pitched as featuring the children of famous movie monsters. It did not take long for the concept to move away from that- Frankie being the only one that did keep to this idea. Clawdeen is merely ''A'' werewolf and there are many of them. Ghoulia is a generic zombie with no real famous lineage stated. Lagoona is the offspring of a sea creature and a sea nymph, and Draculaura's father is actually an ancient Roman soldier who merely happens to be named Dracula(which would, at the very least, justify her being 1600 years old). [[spoiler:As we find out in the diaries, Roman Dracula is actually her adoptive father who may have served in the army of Julius Caesar, and the more well-known Dracula was, in fact, the historical tyrant Vlad Tepes. The two apparently had a major conflict, the former not being too happy that a murderous tyrant was using his name).

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The line was initially pitched as featuring the children of famous movie monsters. It did not take long for the concept to move away from that- Frankie being the only one that did keep to this idea. Clawdeen is merely ''A'' werewolf and there are many of them. Ghoulia is a generic zombie with no real famous lineage stated. Lagoona is the offspring of a sea creature and a sea nymph, and Draculaura's father is actually an ancient Roman soldier who merely happens to be named Dracula(which would, at the very least, justify her being 1600 years old). [[spoiler:As we find out in the diaries, Roman Dracula is actually her adoptive father who may have served in the army of Julius Caesar, and the more well-known Dracula was, in fact, the historical tyrant Vlad Tepes. The two apparently had a major conflict, the former not being too happy that a murderous tyrant was using his name).]] The change in direction may have been Mattel simply being unwilling to engage in any potential legal hassles with Universal Studios, even if the novels those franchises are based on have entered public domain.
30th Apr '16 7:17:10 PM whateveryousay21
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The line was initially pitched as featuring the children of famous movie monsters. It did not take long for the concept to move away from that- Frankie being the only one that did keep to this idea. Clawdeen is merely ''A'' werewolf and there are many of them. Ghoulia is a generic zombie with no real famous lineage stated. Lagoona is the offspring of a sea creature and a sea nymph, and Draculaura's father is actually an ancient Roman soldier who merely happens to be named Dracula(which would, at the very least, justify her being 1600 years old). [[spoiler:As we find out in the diaries, Roman Dracula is actually her adoptive father who may have served in the army of Julius Caesar, and the more well-known Dracula was, in fact, the historical tyrant Vlad Tepes. The two apparently had a major conflict, the former not being too happy that a murderous tyrant was using his name).
19th Apr '16 8:11:51 AM 8BrickMario
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** After the Fearleading Squad has their routine stolen by Toralei and it's given to Smogsnorts, a rival school of vampires in "Road to the Monster Mashionals", Cleo remembers what Scary Murphy put them through and telling the girls "Follow my lead" and "Just believe" leads them into an improvised new routine (doubles as IndyPloy) that beats the Smogsnorts team, wins Scary Murphy's respect and the Spirit Staff--and foils Toralei's revenge.

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** After the Fearleading Squad has their routine stolen by Toralei and it's given to Smogsnorts, a rival school of vampires in "Road to the Monster Mashionals", Cleo remembers what Scary Murphy put them through and telling the girls "Follow my lead" and "Just believe" leads them into an improvised new routine based on the chores they had to do (doubles as IndyPloy) that beats the Smogsnorts team, wins Scary Murphy's respect and the Spirit Staff--and foils Toralei's revenge.



* CoolPet: All the characters have them.

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* CoolPet: All the characters have them.had them, but later on, they stopped being included with new characters.



* CuteLittleFangs: Draculaura, Clawdeen Wolf, Abbey Bominable, Elissabat, Honey Swamp, Venus [=McFlytrap=], Viperine Gorgon, Lorna [=McNessie=], and Batsy Claro.

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* CuteLittleFangs: Draculaura, Clawdeen Wolf, Abbey Bominable, Elissabat, Honey Swamp, Venus [=McFlytrap=], Wydowna Spider, Viperine Gorgon, Lorna [=McNessie=], and Batsy Claro.



* ElegantGothicLolita: Draculaura, Elissabat and Honey Swamp lean towards this style.

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* ElegantGothicLolita: Draculaura, Elissabat Elissabat, C. A. Cupid, and Honey Swamp lean towards this style.



** Draculaura's Great Scarrier Reef "fishification" gives her the lower body of an octopus.

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** Draculaura's Great Scarrier Reef "fishification" gives her the lower body of an octopus.a [[VisualPun vampire squid]].



* GoKartingWithBowser: In the Great Scarrier Reef trailer, Lagoona takes Toralei along with the rest of her friends on a joyride in the Monster High pool... for reasons unknown.


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* PrecisionFStrike: [[GoshDangItToHeck By this series' standards, anyway.]] Draculaura gets frustrated at her lack of reflection and says "Sometimes, being a vampire really [[{{Pun}} sucks]]!"
17th Apr '16 6:11:43 PM cuteatonia
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* HappilyAdopted: Both Draculaura and C.A. Cupid.

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* HappilyAdopted: Both Draculaura Draculaura, Jane Boolittle, and C.A. Cupid.
17th Apr '16 6:10:23 PM cuteatonia
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* FreakyFashionMildMind: The characters of this school often sport fashions adorned with skulls, spikes, stitches, brains, slime and morbid accessories to match--yet they're some of the nicest kids you'll ever meet.

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* FreakyFashionMildMind: The characters of this school often sport fashions adorned with skulls, spikes, stitches, brains, slime and morbid accessories to match--yet they're most are some of the nicest kids you'll ever meet.



* FunSize: The new vinyl and Mega Bloks lines follow this trend: they're of Monster High characters in noticeable smaller molds, with larger eyes and chunkier limbs. They're also very, very cute.

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* FunSize: The new vinyl figure, Monster Minis and Mega Bloks lines follow this trend: they're of Monster High characters in noticeable smaller molds, with larger eyes and chunkier limbs. They're also very, very cute.
17th Apr '16 6:07:02 PM cuteatonia
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* FreakyFashionMildMind: The characters of this school often sport fashions adorned with skulls, spikes, stitches, brains, slime and morbid accessories to match--yet they're some of the nicest kids you'll ever meet.
15th Apr '16 9:34:39 AM 8BrickMario
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* OurCryptidsAreMoreMysterious:
** Abbey Bominable, daughter of the Yeti.
** Marisol Coxi, daughter of the South American Bigfoot (maricoxi).
** Lorna [=McNessie=], daughter of the Loch Ness Monster.
** Honey Swamp, daughter of the Honey Island Swamp Monster.
15th Apr '16 8:41:07 AM 8BrickMario
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* {{Adorkable}}: Ghoulia, Jackson, and Kjersti.

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* {{Adorkable}}: {{Adorkable}}:
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Ghoulia, Jackson, and Kjersti.Kjersti, and many others in their own ways.
** Special mention goes to the mansters fangirling over Casta and the Spells after just hearing about her minutes before and providing the votes Monster High needed to bring her performance to their school.



* BilingualBonus: Catrine [=DeMew=]'s profile is peppered with French words, and Robecca Steam's diary contains a dialog between Mr. and Mrs. Stein in their native German:

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* BilingualBonus: Catrine BilingualBonus:
**Catrine
[=DeMew=]'s profile is peppered with French words, and Robecca Steam's diary contains a dialog between Mr. and Mrs. Stein in their native German:


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** Casta Fierce's spell is spoken in Latin and directly foreshadows the mansters' transformation into "lovebugs".


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* BrickJoke: In "I Casta Spell On You", the mansters are trying to distract Casta Fierce so she'll mess up her lyrics and turn them into animals. Manny wants to be a bug, Billy wants to be a snake, and Hoodude wants to be a "lovebug with a tiny top hat". Even though Casta's performance goes smoothly, she answers the mansters' request and transforms them...into little lovebugs with tiny top hats.
15th Apr '16 5:25:30 AM 8BrickMario
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* ClassicalMythology: The source for several characters:
** Deuce and Viperine Gorgon, son of Medusa and daughter of Stheno.
** Iris Clops, daughter of the Cyclops.
** Manny Taur, son of the Minotaur.
** Wydowna Spider, daughter of Arachne.
** Casta Fierce, daughter of Circe.
** Gilda Goldstag, daughter of the Ceryneian Hind.
** C.A. Cupid, daughter of Eros.
** Avea Trotter, daughter of a harpy and a centaur.
** Posea Reef, daughter of Poseidon.
** Peri and Pearl Serpentine, daughters of the Hydra.
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